Apollonius of Perga


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Apollonius of Perga

(ˌæpəˈləʊnɪəs; ˈpɜːɡə)
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(Biography) ?261–?190 bc, Greek mathematician, remembered for his treatise on conic sections
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Ford Sr (1886-1967), is related to ideas about mutually tangent circles that were studied by, among others, Apollonius of Perga in the third century BC and by Rene Descartes in the 17th century (Wikipedia, 2015).
Apollonius of Perga was a student of Euclidean geometry in the third century BC.